Behavioural and physiological assessment of stress reactions during vaginal examination in dairy cows.


OBJECTIVES AND AIM The objective of this study was to determine the origin of an arched back in cows during vaginal examination. Moreover, we tested whether the duration of an arched back and avoidance reactions during vaginal examination can be decreased by epidural anaesthesia or analgesic treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS Behaviour during cleaning of the… (More)

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